SnT is a leading international research and innovation centre in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT systems and services. We play an instrumental role in Luxembourg by fueling innovation through research partnerships with industry, boosting R&D investments leading to economic growth, and attracting highly qualified talent.

We’re looking for people driven by excellence, excited about innovation, and looking to make a difference. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place!

Your Role…

We are seeking a highly qualified Research Associate (Postdoc) candidate in one of the two tracks, quantum communications and quantum computing. In addition to basic expertise in quantum information sciences, applicants in the quantum communications track must possess a comprehensive understanding of satellite communication channels, including their modeling and analysis. Moreover, they should demonstrate proficiency in developing and analyzing quantum communication protocols within the framework of satellite communication systems. Applicants in the quantum computing track are expected to possess a strong understanding of wireless communications networks and the specific challenges they present, particularly those related to beyond 5G networks. Furthermore, applicants should be well-versed in leveraging quantum computing to effectively address and overcome these challenges. The ideal candidate will possess not only a solid theoretical understanding of these technologies, but also a demonstrated ability to apply their knowledge through hands-on experience. We are looking for an individual who is able to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, and who is committed to driving innovation and advancement in the field of quantum information sciences.

The successful candidates are expected to perform the following tasks:

  • Research activities in quantum information sciences.
    • Quantum Computing Track: Perform fundamental research in quantum computing. Design and analyze novel quantum computing protocols for beyond 5G wireless communication systems. Ability to demonstrate the efficacy of the solutions on small-scale simulations/implementations on currently available (cloud) quantum computers.
    • Quantum Communications Track: Perform fundamental research in quantum communications. Design and analysis of quantum channel models for satellite communications. Designing quantum communication protocols for envisaged near-term quantum networks and long-term vision of quantum internet.
  • Disseminating results through scientific publications and conferences
  • Integrate with the SIGCOM team and identify synergies between quantum information sciences and wireless communication systems with special attention to non-terrestrial networks
  • Provide assistance in the supervision of Ph.D. students
  • Contribute to ongoing research projects in terms of technical contributions and/or coordination
  • Prepare new research proposals to attract industrial, national, and European projects.
Your Profile…
  • A PhD degree in Telecommunication Engineering, or Electrical Engineering or Computer Science/engineering with a focus on quantum information sciences (communications/computing)
  • International experience is desirable
  • Sound publication track record in relevant international conferences and top journals of the field
  • Strong programming skills to prototype developed quantum computing algorithms/quantum communications protocols
  • Experience of working with industrial projects or public funded research projects is highly desirable
  • Highly committed, excellent team-worker, and strong critical thinking skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
Here’s what awaits you at SnT…
  • Exciting infrastructures and unique labs. At SnT’s two campuses, our researchers can take a walk on the moon at the LunaLab, build a nanosatellite, or help make autonomous vehicles even better
  • The right place for IMPACT. SnT researchers engage in demand-driven projects. Through our Partnership Programme, we work on projects with more than 55 industry partners
  • Be part of a multicultural family. At SnT we have more than 60 nationalities. Throughout the year, we organise team-building events, networking activities and more

Find out more about us!

In Short…
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract 24 Month
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Internal Title: Postdoctoral researcher
  • Job Reference: UOL05896

The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 81072 (full time)

How to apply…

Applications, written in English should be submitted online and include:

  • Curriculum Vitae, including:
    • Contact address
    • For each degree received or currently enrolled in, provide the degree, institution name, institution city and country, and start date and date (or expected date) of graduation. Include the title and short summary of your PhD Thesis and supervisor name (and Bachelor / Master Thesis if you did one)
      • If you do not have yet received your PhD but will do soon, please include a tentative graduation date
    • List of publications (authors, title, journal/conference name and date of publication). Provide a link in case of open access
    • Name, affiliation, and contact details of three referees
  • Cover letter with motivations and topics of particular interest to the candidate (approx. 1 page). Clearly mention the track (communications or computing) in which you want to be considered.

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by Email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

About the University of Luxembourg…

University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

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